Tengo Caricia

Es la noche de caressing embrace that holds her
like a lover dancing from distance
in nearly the same consuming way
yesterday blinds tomorrow. In any crowded club
true beauty shines even though competition for love,
like winning the West, depends equally on
context and content.
Memories are as much an anchor
as a lifeline. This why little girls who become
lonely ladies compelled to dance with strangers, so
admire their heroes.

R. M. Dolin, 2016